Type Land Only
Departure Date Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Return Date Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
Final Payment Date
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Departure from the US for a flight to Oaxaca, Mexico. As soon as international travel will resume we will check the best schedules and prices to fly between the US and Oaxaca. Most flights are via Mexico City Group transfer on arrival from the airport to your Hotel. Meet your guide and travel companions at a welcome dinner.
VISIT THE CITY & STREET FOOD
Departure for a guided walking tour of Oaxaca. As you visit the historical district of the city you will taste various street food, specialties of Oaxacan cuisine. Visit the Glorious Church of Santo Domingo and the Museum of Oaxacan Culture
Lunch at Delicious Smoke Corridor within the 20th of November market. In the afternoon, chocolate tasting at the best mills of the city.
Evening at leisure
LOCAL MARKET & COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF OSCAR CARRISOZA
Walk nearby to meet with Chef Oscar Carrisoza, explore the neighborhood market to identify the local products and buy ingredients for the cooking class. Learn with Oscar Oaxacan culinary secrets as you participate in a cooking class followed by a 6-course luncheon afterward.
Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
BEST FOOD MARKET & COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF ALEJANDRO RUIZ
Drive to Oaxaca awesome Mercado de Abastos, then go to a special organic farm and animal barn outside the village of Zaachila. This special cooking class is led by Chef Alejandro Ruiz and followed by a festive group. “Comida / supper” afterward.
Return to Oaxaca and free evening
DAY OF THE DEAD TRADITIONS
Drive to the Indian Zapotec village of Teotitlan del Valle, visit the traditional local market and the XVI Century church ; then, meet with a local family and learn about the “Nixtamal”corn cooking tradition as well as help prepare a delicious lunch.
Enjoy lunch, followed by a weaving demo using natural dyes.
Continue by coach to the baker’s village of Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, famous for their special Day of the Dead egg yolk bread and return to Oaxaca
Participate to the make up session to be prepared for the Day of the Dead late night and your visit to the cemetery. As most of the local your face will be painted and scary
Coach drive to the village of Xoxocotlan to enjoy a late night visiting the village cemeteries with a great “Tlayuda” dinner.
DAY OF THE DEAD TRADITIONS
Departure to go and visit the awesome ancient Zapotec city of Monte Alban. Enjoy a festive lunch at traditional restaurant “Raices”. Proceed go and visit the community of Soledad, Etla and join a special “Comparsa” Day of the Dead Parade from one village to another with brass bands leading the way.
OAXACA AMAZING FOLK ART
Leave by coach to the village of Ocotlan to meet the Aguilar Sisters, fine potters of Day of the Dead figures. See also the wood carvers of the famous mythical sculptures called “Alebrijes”. In the afternoon visit the famed black pottery village of San Bartolo Coyotepec.
Return to Oaxaca in the afternoon Remainder of the day at leisure
Tonight, walk nearby for a festive farewell dinner at Oaxaca best restaurant Casa Oaxaca, run by Chef Alejandro Ruiz.
Group transfer to the airport for your return to the US.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the activities may be moved from one day to the other and some adjustments may have to be considered at the last minute.
By the end of October, the situation with the pandemic will most probably be over. Due to the post Covid19 situation, normal deposit and payment deadlines are much more flexible than usual. Our group will not exceed 10 to 12 participants Your safety is our primary concern and all necessary sanitary precautions will be taken.
Come to Oaxaca and enjoy a unique festival with the locals when they celebrate the Day of the Deads. The indegenous pre-hispanic traditions combined with catholic rituals are a feast where you will be welcome with open arms to participate in street dances among many other festivities. A full week at this time of the year will allow you to discover the picturesque landscape, the numerous crafts and the delicious food that Oaxaca offers with multitude of flavors and colors. Experience the mysterious spirit of “El Dia de Los Muertos”, a day you’ll never forget!
Superior 3-star hotel in Oaxaca
● 7 nights hotel accommodation, double occupancy
● Breakfast daily at hotel
● 4 lunches at local restaurants
● 2 lunches with local chefs after a cooking class
● 3 dinners: welcome and farewell dinners + a traditional festive “Tlayuda” dinner
● Make-up session to be part of the traditional festivities
● Sightseeing with entry fees and artisan fees, transportation, culinary experiences
as per day by day itinerary
● Services of an English speaking local guide throughout
● Hotel and restaurant tax and service
Note that some activities may be changed or rescheduled at different time in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances.
● Airfare: international and domestic
● Arrival and departure transfer outside the main group
● Single room supplement $775.-
● Gratuities to your guide and driver
● 3% merchant fee on all amounts paid by credit card
● Beverages with meals
● Passport and visa fees
● Optional travel insurance in case of trip cancellation
● Additional excursions or activities not mentioned in the itinerary
● Upgrade to hotel accommodation in case of deluxe rooms or suite supplement
● Cost of personal items: phone, drinks, laundry, etc…
$2995 sharing in a twin room
Single supplement $775
$295 Deposit at the time of reservation which is fully refundable
Balance due September 30, 2020
|Celestial Voyagers Terms and Conditions are flexible due to the unforeseen circumstances of
the Coronavirus pandemic. We expect travel conditions to Mexico to be back to normal in
October, otherwise all payments will be refunded until September 25th.
The policies and regulations below will apply.
CelestialVoyagers Terms and Conditions relate to specific contracts with various suppliers.
The policies and regulations below must be strictly enforced.
Celestial Voyagers Terms and Conditions are flexible due to the unforeseen circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic. We expect travel conditions to Mexico to be back to normal in October, otherwise, all payments will be refunded until September 25th. The policies and regulations below will apply.
● $295 Deposit to reserve your spot is fully refundable
● Balance $2700 to be paid in full by September 1, 2020
● All payments are fully refundable until September 25th, 2020
We highly recommend to protect yourself with a trip cancellation insurance. All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing.
We advise all travelers to purchase travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances and if you are no longer able to travel. We offer the following insurance policies through Allianz Travel Insurance: Basic, Classic, and Classic with cancel anytime. Prices vary with age and amount insured.
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Passport & Visa
Most countries require that a passport be valid for six months beyond the completion of a trip. A tourist visa is necessary for US citizens to enter Mexico as well as a currently valid passport.